Annuals · Container Gardening · Garden Musings

Planting Pink & Purple in a Season of Orange

The colors most often used in fall containers mimic the seasonal hues found in nature – brilliant yellows, glowing oranges, and rich reds. I like these colors just fine and appreciate them in the flamboyant leaves of trees and shrubs in the landscape, but what’s a gardener to do when she loves pink and purple?… Continue reading Planting Pink & Purple in a Season of Orange

Annuals · Container Gardening · Perennials

Guide to Buying Fall Mums

Labor Day marks the unofficial beginning of fall. To help us celebrate, box stores, grocery stores, and garden centers stock their benches with mums – the quintessential flowers of fall. Whether you love them or leave them, it can’t be disputed that their brightly colored blooms announce fall has arrived. Just like winter coats displayed… Continue reading Guide to Buying Fall Mums